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Allie Will Named Head Women’s Tennis Coach

Allie Will Named Head Women’s Tennis Coach

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – A six-time All-American, a Southeastern Conference Player of the Year who twice led the University of Florida to the NCAA championships, with two years of professional playing experience and an eight year coaching resume, Allie Will has been hired as Santa Clara head women's tennis coach.

"I am very excited to have Allie join our family at Santa Clara University," said Director of Athletics Renee Baumgartner.  "Allie is a fierce competitor, a great leader, and has been incredibly successful as both a coach and a player at the collegiate and professional levels. Our women's tennis program is in great hands, and I believe she will do a tremendous job here as a Bronco."

Will joins the Broncos after serving as an assistant coach this past season with the Saint Mary's women's tennis program and previously held the same position at Solano Community College and Santa Rosa Community College, for both the men's and women's squads.  In 2018 and 2022, she was named men's and women's tennis ITA Assistant Coach of the Year.

"I am honored and privileged to be the head women's tennis coach at Santa Clara University," said Will.  "I will forever be thankful to Director of Athletics Renee Baumgartner for this opportunity. Santa Clara offers a world class support system and I look forward to being a part of the incredible Broncos family.  I am extremely eager and excited to embark on this new journey and help the Broncos succeed on and off the court."

Will began her coaching career as a volunteer assistant at her alma mater, Florida, in 2015 where she was a three-time All-American each in singles and doubles as well as a three-time All-Southeastern Conference selection including being named SEC Player of the Year in 2011.  She led the Gators to back-to-back NCAA Division I championships in 2011 and 2012.  

The Boca Raton, Florida native compiled an impressive 109-13 overall record in singles (67-5 in dual matches) and went 93-18 in overall doubles (62-10 dual) while reaching first in both the ITA singles (eight times) and doubles (seven times) rankings during her three seasons on the Gainesville campus.

In 2010, she was one of three collegiate women selected to represent the United States Master'U BNP Paribas, an international collegiate competition held in France.

A two-time SEC academic honor roll member, she is the only Florida Gator ever to be seeded number one in the NCAA singles and doubles championships.

After completing her collegiate playing career, Will embarked on a two-year professional career winning 11 ITF doubles championships and climbing as high as 98th and 280th in the WTA doubles and singles rankings, respectively, before joining the coaching ranks.

Will graduated from Florida with a bachelor of science in journalism and communication – telecommunications production.

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